Actually it would be a more well rounded year round car, but not necessarily a better sports car. Rear drive is the best for sports cars and performance driving.
Why are Hyundai trying to make rear wheel drive cars?!
Better to leave it to the experts and proper car manufacturers like BMW. A rear wheel drive by Hyundai/Kia sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Hyundai, stick to the budget sector!
Where have you been? Hyundai is already above the budget sector in quality and reliability, and they have a nice well rounded line of vehicles nowadays. What is wrong with them venturing into sports car territory with a rear driver? Besides, I'd take a Mustang over a BMW any time, never mind the Genesis. They outperform most BMW's for $thousands less. BMW is the most overrated car company out there... and overpriced.
An obvious case of not keeping up with current automotive news. Hyundai long ago surpassed Japan in both quality and value, and the rear-drive Genesis sedan and coupe are world-class cars worthy of comparison with Mercedes or BMW, and at a lot lower price. I've test-driven the Genesis coupe and found it to be an incredible car. If I did not have a strict policy of buying only cars made by American companies, I'd certainly give Hyundai and Kia strong consideration. As it is, I prefer to support the American economy, and my personal car is a Mustang, which is by far the best performance car value on Earth for the money.
This is a typical comment from a Hyundai/Ford/Kia owner, until they come to own a BMW... then they change their tune!!
Let's be realistic about this shall we, generalised car rankings..
1 German (Merc/BMW/Audi/VW)
2 Japan (Lexus/Honda/Toyota)
3 Other European/USA (Renault/Peugeot/Ford/GM/Chrysler)
4 South Korean (Daewoo/Hyundai/Kia)
5 Chinese/Malaysian/Russian/Indian (SAIC, Proton, Lada, Tata)
In electronics South Korea excels...re: Samsung.
But in automotive engineering, they are still near the bottom of the heap, hence their low prices, zero desirability and chronic depreciation.
Not really. My family owned 2 5-series BMW's and now own a Mustang. The key word here is "value". A 70-grand Beemer is nowhere near the value of a 25-grand Mustang. We'd prefer to buy a Mustang and a Fusion, than use the 20-grand we'd have left over from the one Beemer for a nice vacation and home improvement. Yes, our egos suffered, but boy! Our bank account rejoiced! Also, the Mustang GT will eat Beemers for breakfast. The new Boss 302 will blow the doors off the M-3.
Don't forget though, to get a hold of a Boss 302 will probably cost you almost as much as an M3. They are very limited, and start in the $40K's, but in reality are probably going for much higher, as collectors are going to be scooping them up. The regular GT is more than enough anyhow, even if you can't take an M3 with it. Who really races that hard on the roads anymore anyhow?
I totally agree. No Mustang, even the pre-2011 4.0 V-6 can be driven at its full potential on the street. Nor can most cars for that matter. And yes, I'm sure the Boss will bring way more than list, and probably as much as an M-3. A friend of mine in our Mustang club paid $20,000 over list for a special edition GT-500. It is basically a toy (they're horrible as daily drivers anyway), and he seldom ever drives it except to car shows. I think he only has it insured for weekend driving.
As for the Genesis (the subject of this review), I have driven them, and find them to be very sporty and well-made cars. My choice would be the turbo 4 for fuel economy. I found the Genesis slightly more refined than my Mustang. My Mustang is like driving a puppy. It is pouncy and wiggly, and jumps around a lot.